file recovery HELP please

Discussion in 'iMac' started by andytaff, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. andytaff macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi
    i have securely deleted photos from and external HHD.. have i lost them completely or is it only the mac's HHD that get's securely "empty trash"..
    Also if i can recover them (and theres a lot :/ ) what's the best way to get them back or soft wear with out breaking the bank?
    Many Thanks for any help here
    Andy
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

    Macman45

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    #2
    Secure erase writes zeros....Your photos are gone I'm afraid.
     
  3. andytaff thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Thanks Macman, poo!
    i was hoping it didn't do that on ext HHDs..oh well :(
     

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